Introducing the Data Desk

By Leslie Young

Welcome to the Data Desk blog, home of Global News’ Specials and Interactives team.

You’ll find posts here by Global News online journalists Patrick Cain, Leslie Young, Keith Robinson and others on occasion. We write about the craft of data journalism, Freedom of Information, and the technical side of online reporting tools.

In our daily jobs, we put together maps, visualizations and experiment with other fun ways to tell a story online. You can explore our collected work on the GlobalNews.ca site.  

Most of the information we use to create our interactive features comes through Freedom of Information requests. We’ve sent out around 150 requests to over 50 government agencies in the past year. So you’ll find the occasional post about that here too.

Keep checking back for a behind-the-scenes look at how we do our data journalism. And of course, feel free to follow and contact us on Twitter: @globaldatadesk

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About Leslie Young

A budding data and database geek, I try to turn numbers into stories. I've been with Global News since the spring of 2011. Find me on Twitter @leslieyoung
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